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  1. Re: Just finished two cedar hives with windows for a customer

    they are gorgeous, great job, and thats coming from a finish carpenter :applause:
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    Re: Wax Moth Larvae Guts

    I agree with jbeshearse :banana:
  3. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    Got mine at the local hardware store also. Might be labeled wood bleach and is manufactured by Savogran
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    Re: Well, we lost the fight

    Just a suggestion rd35, if you are installing packages in the spring either treat the package when you get it or a couple of days after you hive it. (oav that is)
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    Re: 2:1 Sugar syrup - bees not taking a drop

    As billboard said try a little hbh. My bees love it. If I leave the kitchen window open after I add the hbh they are right there trying to get to the syrup.
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    Re: Varroa shouldn't develop resistance to OA?

    I am sure the bees will figure out a way to survive.. and as George Carlin said " the Earths going know where...... We are......"
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    Re: Heating Honey in 5-Gal Bucket for Bottling

    check out "the power blanket lite" It has worked great for me. It's available from ......... wait for it .........Amazon
  8. Re: What is this thing that keeps stealing my bees?

    Hi kls 1891, I am in cleveland heights (two hives ) I have had them here this late summer also. I have found that when I am around, the back side of a transfer shovel dispatches them well. As far...
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    Re: brushy mountain oxlaic acid vaporizer?

    check out oxavap.com I purchased one and it is very good quality at a fair price. every once in a while he will run a special for beesource members
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    Re: Top feeder and inner cover

    Hi John, i don't know which feeder you are using but if I am using any type of hive top feeder I usually put the feeder on (if using an inner cover there would be no screen) then depending on type of...
  11. Thread: Shb

    by colby
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    Re: Shb

    hi aboothroyd, I have had packages that had beetles. I just used a trap to monitor the level. every time I caught a few and never had any real problems. I use the type of trap that hangs between...
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    Re: OAV vs Dribble? Whats your choice?

    Thank you your service Ten bears, it is much appreciated.:applause:
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    Re: What power supply to get for OAV?

    yep, a stand alone car jump starter works great for me.
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    Re: Help! Need idea to save these bees.

    a new water source would help for sure. The bees are not attracted to chlorine. They are attracted to the water in the pool that is not correctly chemically balanced. (ph is off ) probably not...
  15. Re: Getting a hive out of concrete stairs is a pain in the butt!

    Great job. Sleep well tonight! :applause::thumbsup:
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    Re: Happy 4th of July!

    Very nice! :applause:
  17. Re: Suggestions on how to check bottom brood box

    short, sweet and accurate. Good response Dave A.:applause:
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    Re: Will the Queen go back down?

    hi melissaam,
    first off i am a hobby beek. that said, if its a package on foundation you should wait until 7 or 8 frames are fully drawn and full of bees before you add another deep. I am not a fan...
  19. Re: Any thoughts fume boards and Fishers bee quick

    I agree with D Coates. The fischers has a pleasant scent but the bees don't like it much. Key is to paint the fume board black and use on a sunny day. It is true that if there is brood in the...
  20. Thread: OH BOY

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    Re: OH BOY

    Hi beegum and welcome to beesource. First off don't panic, there's time for that later. Give the supplier a call and let them know where you are and that a later ship date would be better. Most...
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    Re: New Member from Lakewood, Ohio

    Well Tim, only the last four years. I have been 50/50 with overwintering. I have a neighbor down the street that has been at it as long as I can remember and another neighbor that started two years...
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    Re: New Member from Lakewood, Ohio

    Hi Tim, Welcome to bee source. I am in Cleveland Heights. (you know, the beekeeping mecca of north east ohio... Ha Ha) best of luck to you. I think that there is a regular meeting of the N.E. ohio...
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    Re: Organic Varroa Mite Treatment

    look into oa vaporization. very effective for me. easy on the bees .... very bad for the mites. maybe SNL could respond
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    Re: birds and the bees

    for me its the blue jays in the spring. they sit in front of the hive and pick off the bees as they are walking on the front of the hive. usually lasts about a week.
  25. Thread: Paint Sprayer

    by colby
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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    I should have been more clear. One coat oil primer and two coats latex finish. One minute per coat. And as i said no spray equipment to clean.
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